tv The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC September 7, 2016 10:34pm-11:38pm MST
musical guest, vince staples. and featuring the legendary roots crew. >> questlove: 528! >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon! ?? ?? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: ah-ha! hi, everybody. hey! looking good. looking good out there tonight. hot crowd. [ cheers ] welcome, everybody. welcome, everyone. welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome to "the tonight show." this is it, everyone. you're here.
oh, it's a good one tonight. welcome, everybody. here's what everyone's talking about. some big tech news. apple unveiled the iphone 7 today, and the big story is that it doesn't have a a headphone jack. instead, it has wireless ear buds called airpods. so, instead of spending seven minutes untangling your headphones, you're going to have to figure out another way to avoid working out. [ laughter and applause ] forget it. that's right. they're replacing ear buds with airpods. here, take a look. and i already lost them. okay. [ laughter ] i don't know where -- airpods. i have one. i have one pod. airpod. these wireless buds will easily fit in your ear and just as easily roll under the driver's seat where you'll never, ever see them again. [ applause ] can we take a look at that? here's the latest on the election, you guys. donald trump just revealed that he's not practicing for the upcoming debates in a
hillary. which explains why today i saw trump at ann taylor loft yelling at a mannequin. [ laughter ] he was like, "that sweater set isn't very presidential. [ laughter ] sad! it's sad. [ cheers and applause ] it's really sad." and get this. hillary said yesterday there's so much speculation about her, she's probably cre a theory factory." [ light laughter ] then conspiracy theorists were like, "i knew there was a a factory. [ laughter and applause ] is it behind lincoln's face on mt. rushmore?" but here's some good news for hillary, today starbucks ceo howard schultz said he's endorsing hillary clinton for president. well, actually, what he said was, "i have an endorsement for -- [ light laughter ]
hillb -- hillambee? hillambee?" listen to this, you guys. the "new york times" reports that the obamas could make $45 million from book deals after leaving the white house. [ audience oohs ] and believe it or not, the president's already got one book finished, it's called "are you there, golf? it's me, barack." [ laughter and applause ] he already wrote it. working on a sequel -- >> steve: he already wrote it? >> jimmy: working on a sequel already. and jessica alba's honest company is selling bipartisan diapers, featuring the democratic donkey and the republican elephant holding hands. because at the end of the day, both republicans and democrats are basically full of the same thing. [ laughter and applause ] you know, it just makes sense. "sad!" this is kind of crazy. i saw that library in alabama is warning customers that failing to return a book on time could result in 30 days in jail.
in for, lie. [ laughter ] "well, snake -- well, snake, it's the darnedest thing. [ light laughter ] i am here because i -- triple murder. [ laughter ] i -- oh, boy." that's right. failing to return a book on time could result in 30 days in jail. so remember, kids, if you want to stay out of trouble, don't read. theru that's good advice. [ laughter and applause ] no. hey, get this, you guys. a new study finds that having sex later in life can help women's health, but can double the risk of older men having a a heart attack. or as women call that, "a win-win." [ laughter and applause ] "i have fun and get rid of this old snore machine? let's do it!" well, guys, last night was the season finale of "bachelor in paradise."
the show already announced that one of the guys, nick viall, was going to be the next bachelor. right? so it was pretty clear things weren't going to work out for him last night. but listen to how he broke up with his girlfriend on the show. i'm not sure his explanation makes a lot of sense. >> i know, like, i'm a better person today than i was when you first showed up, because of you. i -- i felt like i wanted to say i was in love with you, but just something in my heart just and i feel like sometimes, you know, you wish you could tell your heart what to do. and if i could, i would -- i would tell it to choose you. >> jimmy: oh, please. [ light laughter ] come on. "i want my heart to love you, but then they offered to make
my heart to choose that instead -- instead. [ laughter and applause ] and make millions of dollars." those weren't waves in the background, that was the ocean throwing up. [ laughter ] you guys, we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots. [ cheers and applause ] ?? ?? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you very much, everybody. it has been a great week so far. there's more ahead. tomorrow night, grammy nominated performer ariana grande will be here! >> steve: whoa! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: she's so fun. plus, nba superstar russell westbrook in the house. [ cheers and applause ] that's going to be fun. then on friday, we have james spader, mandy moore and
[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: jack white. jack is gonna perform songs off his two new acoustic albums, "live in anchorage" and "live in idaho." he's never played a completely solo acoustic performance on tv before. so you don't want to miss that. that's gonna be great. but first -- [ applause ] tonight's a good one. he is one of the hardest working guys around. we love him. he's a co-anchor on "good morning america." and he's part of the fox nfl sunday team. the one and only michael strahan is on the show tonight. we're going to catch up with michael, then he and i are going to compete in a giant tricycle race. >> steve: ooh. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah. going to be fun. plus, from the new oliver stone film "snowden", zachary quinto is dropping by. [ cheers and applause ] i want to see that one. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: that's a good one. plus, here to tell us about a a brand new cirque du soleil show called "toruk: the first flight", which is based on his film "avatar", james cameron is
[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: the one and only james cameron. and we got great music from vince staples right there. >> steve: yeah! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: vince staples is good stuff. guys, i've noticed this trend on facebook where people, they'll post an image of an inspiring quote on their wall for everyone to see. you know, the quote is usually by someone famous, like an actor, a politician, or a a historical figure. i love reading them, but sometimes i'll read one and say, "did they really say that?" quotes, you know, to see if they're real or not. i'll show you guys what i'm talking about in this next segment called "don't quote me." [ cheers and applause ] ?? ? don't quote me 'cause i'm ? >> steve: good song. >> jimmy: huh-huh-huh-huh-huh. [ light laughter ] don't look at the -- this first quote is from the most famous writer of all-time, shakespeare. >> steve: sure. >> jimmy: he said, "when a
when a son gives to his father, both cry." that's sweet, yeah. that definitely sounds like something he would say. but here's another one that i'm not sure of. >> steve: really? >> jimmy: it's from shakespeare, yeah. he said, "when a co-worker gives you a piece of gum, you deff have stank breath." [ laughter ] >> steve: does not sound like him. >> jimmy: doesn't sound like him. >> steve: i like the sentiment. >> jimmy: yeah, he's right, but i don't know if it's him. the next quote is from winston churchill. >> steve: okay. >> jimmy: okay, he was the prime minister of the u.k. during world war ii. he said, "attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." that sounds like something he'd say. here's another quote from churchill. "omg, please don't even talk to me until i've had my coffee in the morning. k, thanks, bye." [ laughter ] >> steve: really? >> jimmy: k, thanks, bye. i just don't know -- i just don't know if these are real. >> steve: i don't know if he said that. >> jimmy: i don't know. the next quote is from the poet carl sandburg. he said, "to work hard, to live hard, to die hard, and then go to hell after all would be too damn hard." that's a good one. >> steve: sounds like him. >> jimmy: here's another one
he said, "the first 'diehard' is the best 'diehard'. the third 'diehard' is the second best 'diehard'. second would be the third best. then it pretty much went down hill from there." [ laughter and applause ] does that sound like something he would say? >> steve: yeah, i don't know -- >> jimmy: he's an expert on "diehard", yeah. >> steve: he's a diehard "diehard" fan. >> jimmy: the next quote is from one of the greatest americans to ever live, george washington. he said, "i cannot tell a lie." that's a famous one. here's another one. he said, "except when someone tells me about their podcast and i say, 'oh, i'll definitely check that out.'" [ laughter and that's -- he's a fan of someone's podcast? >> steve: i don't think they had podcasts in the 1700s. >> jimmy: this next quote is from one of my favorite writers, mark twain. he said, "go to heaven for the climate, hell for the company." [ light laughter ] that's a good one. he also said, "go to red lobster for the cheddar bay biscuits, because damn, they good." [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: well, they are good. >> jimmy: well, they're just delicious. >> steve: delicious. >> jimmy: i just don't know if mark twain -- talk about red lobster. >> steve: i don't think he said
confucius. >> steve: oh, love confucius. >> jimmy: he said, "life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." i hear that. >> steve: preach. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: here's another one from confucius. he said, "whenever i make a a pb&j, i spread peanut butter on both slices, then i put the jelly on. that way the jelly doesn't soak through the bread." [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: that's really what he said? >> jimmy: he said, confucius said -- i saw it on facebook, yeah. >> steve: he just said -- >> jimmy: he says it creates like, a seal. >> steve: oh. [ light laughter ] so the jelly i like a -- >> jimmy: that's what he's talkin' about. i don't know. not my quote. he's the one that said it. >> steve: no, it's confucius's quote. apparently. >> jimmy: next up is a quote from one of the smartest men to ever live, albert einstein. >> steve: what did he say? >> jimmy: he said, "life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving." that's great advice. [ light laughter ] this bit feels long. >> steve: yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: here's another quote from him. he said, "life is like riding a a hoverboard, you think you're being cool, but everyone thinks
>> steve: d-bag, really? >> jimmy: how am i supposed to know? i'm just doing my job, just reading facebook quotes and just having a good time. >> steve: yeah, that's your job, man. >> jimmy: that's my job. >> steve: great job, einstein. >> jimmy: thank you. [ laughter ] my first name. we're down to our last quote. it's from the tibetan monk, the dalai lama. you guys know the dalai lama. [ cheers ] he said, "when you practice gratefulness, there's a sense of respect toward others." here's the last quote from the dalai lama. "you up?" [ laughter and applause ] i just don't know if that -- that's all the time we have -- we're out of time for "don't quote me." stick around. we'll be right back with michael strahan, everybody! we're outta time! [ cheers and applause ] ?? t-mobile's coverage is unstoppable. we doubled our lte coverage.
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everyone, please welcome michael strahan. [ cheers and applause ] ?? ?? michael strahan, always good to see you, buddy. >> always good, man. >> jimmy: you're doing it up. oh my gosh, you're working hard, man, fantastic. >> i'm working hard. but i've got to say something you you work hard. a lot of people enjoy what you do. earlier today i was shooting this commercial for st. jude's children hospital. there's this 11-year-old girl named elise from biloxi, mississippi. she told me i was going to be on your show today. and i said well how do you know? and she said, i love jimmy. so we just want to say hello to elise. >> jimmy: oh my gosh. elise, hello. hi. >> we appreciate you, you know?. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you so much. i appreciate you. yeah. >> she just finished her chemo
she completed those and she's on her way back. >> jimmy: that's fantastic. [ cheers and applause ] hope to see you one day. that would be great. you're doing a fantastic job. what a busy week this has been. >> crazy week, man. >> jimmy: it's electric out there. >> it's electric out there. i'm getting shocked. >> jimmy: i mean, really, right? you're shocking people too. but it's a big crowd. you got, like, a whole new deal out there. it's a good energy. >> yeah. jim, it's been great. it's earlier, obviously. i'm waking up a lot earlier. >> jimmy: you start right at 7:00? you know, i got to be there little earlier than that. but it's been great because so interesting and i'm learning. so every job i've had, i just learned along the way and this one is interesting because all the stories, you get involved in so many different things that are new to me. i'm loving it and we're doing the whole new set upstairs now. 8:30 starting on thursday. >> jimmy: now, what is that? >> tomorrow. >> jimmy: you're bringing the crowd in. >> we're going to have an audience and just bringing a a different energy to the show. so i'm looking forward to that. >> jimmy: well, you're crushing. you're doing such a great job. >> thank you. thank you.
[ applause ] i've seen you do a bunch of things. i've seen you at events and everything. you always destroy. you're very comfortable in front of the crowd. have you always been that way? >> no. no, actually, i'm comfortable, cool, like, now. but the second cameras go off and somebody walks up to me, i'm like this. when i was a kid and i played football and i was 7 and 8, i cried the entire game. >> jimmy: why? [ light laughter ] >> 'cause i didn't like the applause. i didn't like the cheering. it scared me. i didn't like the attention. and i still don't in some ways. >> jimmy: really? >> so yeah, i grew up a little >> jimmy: but what's that like? i mean, going into a stadium -- >> oh going into the stadium is awesome. you come out of giants stadium, 80,000 people screaming and then you go play the eagles which you guys know about and they're doing all kinds of stuff and cursing at you. i loved it. [ laughter ] philly, i love philly. my favorite place to play outside of new york, because people would say and do stuff that you didn't get anywhere else around the country. like, they would moon you and put their butt up against the fence. [ laughter ]
against the chain link fence on the way into the stadium. >> jimmy: you don't forget that. >> you don't forget that fence. philly has a special place in my heart. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: then, speaking of football now, then, you go to "fox nfl sundays." >> yeah. >> jimmy: you fly out, you're going to houston though, right? >> this weekend we're going to houston. because we're hosting the super bowl this year in houston. so we always start the season where we end the season. last time we hosted it here in new york, we started the season in new york. so i go to houston this weekend. and then, after that, we're out in l.a. im >> every weekend back and forth to l.a. until january, february. until, you know, here in new york during the week. l.a. on the weekend. >> jimmy: how's it like -- you work with jimmy johnson. and i know that he's pretty famous. he was about to draft you. >> he was about to draft me when he was coaching the cowboys. >> jimmy: but he didn't? since i went to dallas, i met with everybody. jimmy, jerry jones, everybody, they promised me they were drafting me in the first round. >> jimmy: yeah. >> sent a scout to my house on draft day. guy comes over eating up my food watching the draft and
>> jimmy: the guy's in your house? >> the guy's in my house with a a briefcase with my contract in it then the guy disappears after eating the food. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: how did he disappear? did you just go, like -- you're watching the draft going, wait what happened? >> he's like, he's a giant now i guess. and he got out of there. i'm working with jimmy. so finally i got the nerve to say, jimmy, you remember, you were supposed to draft me and you traded the pick. he goes yeah, yeah, i remember that. why did you do that? well, you know, i wanted more picks. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: exactly. >> so we worked it out. i sit next to him. yes, everybody, the hair is real. it is real. >> jimmy: well you got good chemistry. it's good stuff. it's back to school season. there's a lot of kids out there going back to school. >> yeah. >> jimmy: what do you remember most about going back to school? >> dressing. the outfit. the new clothes, man. got to be -- you had to be clean when you went back to school. >> jimmy: yeah, i mean, i remember getting, like, new sneakers. >> yes.
>> you remember like -- >> jimmy: i could like jump higher -- yeah, exactly, i remember. i saw a picture of you, back to school photo. this is just too nice. look at this kid. [ light laughter ] look at that suit. >> that's a look -- that's kind of like a shaft suit back in the day -- i was clean as a whistle. you couldn't tell me nothing. but i'll be honest with you, it wasn't a school picture. i was 3 or 4 and my brothers and sisters went to school. i didn't and they got school pictures so i was crying to my mom, i want to go -- i want a a picture, too. so she dressed me up, took me to the department store and that was my school picture before i went to school. [ audience awes ] >> jimmy: the kid just wanted -- you just wanted a a school picture. [ applause ] >> i wanted a school picture. i wanted to go to school. >> jimmy: i love this one, man. >> when i started going to school, i didn't want to go to school. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah. exactly. well, i wanted to do a thing, every time you come on, we always play a game or do something fun. i wanted to compete with you. so i thought maybe we'd do almost like a back to school theme big tricycle race. >> well, i'm dressed like this for a reason because i know every time i come, you make me
footballs at the glass plates of our faces. >> jimmy: i was so good at that. >> you were horrible. [ laughter ] i got to say, man, i thought you were joking. i was like this dude really is joking. >> jimmy: for a second i was joking. and then i didn't realize i'm just bad at football. [ light laughter ] >> i thought you were joking. i realized the same thing, you're bad at football. >> jimmy: but this one, i really can drive the hell out of a tricycle. yeah, this is really good. >> okay. i'm looking forward to it. >> jimmy: all right, guys. stick around. michael strahan and i are going to race when we come back. it's good. [ cheers and applause ] ?? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
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kicks off this weekend. michael and i are about to face off in a giant back to school tricycle race and in solidarity with students everywhere, we're going to be wearing these backpacks stuffed with 20 pounds of books. [ light laughter ] now here's how the race -- it was your idea. >> it was my idea. >> jimmy: here's how the race is going to work. we're going to head out these doors here and say hello to our mascot, #thepanda -- [ cheers and applause ] with the cheerleaders. and you're gonna make a left. >> i make a left. im you're going to go through the lockers in the hallway right there. okay? >> okay. >> jimmy: going to go around the desk to mr. herzog's homeroom. >> those are real kids. >> jimmy: come back down the hallway. [ light laughter ] the nyc all city marching band will be there. [ cheers and applause ] and finally we'll have to get around those kids in the back parking lot. [ laughter ]
tricycle race champ. >> i can't wait to get to those kids at the end. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: hey, you can't start there. you have to go through the whole thing. it's the whole -- high school is about the whole experience, man. >> oh, man! >> jimmy: higgins! you want to count us down, my man? >> steve: alright, ready. three, two, one. race! ?? [ cheers ] ?? [ cheering ] [ cheers ] >> jimmy: hey, hey. >> back to school you guys. >> jimmy: you brats. you little brats! [ yelling ] what are you looking at? >> let's go! [ cheering ]
this way. ?? i'm coming right behind you, buddy. >> oh, i see you. ?? >> jimmy: you're in trouble. you're in trouble. these kids are in trouble right here. >> michael: i'll take some of that. [ cheering ] ?? >> jimmy: oh, can he make the turn? [ cheers ] ?? through that rope. ?? our thanks to michael strahan, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] you're the best man. >> oh thank you, man. >> jimmy: more of "the tonight show" after the break. stick around, everybody. ?? this one's got detachable keys it comes with a pen so you can write as you please
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box office. wow. [ cheers ] you can now see him in the new oliver stone film, "snowden," which opens in theaters friday, september 16th. please welcome the very talented zachary quinto. ?? ?? [ cheers and applause ] >> hey, jimmy. >> jimmy: so nice so see you. >> great to see you as always. >> jimmy: thank you for coming on the show. you're not going to play banjo on the show tonight, are you? >> not tonight. >> jimmy: no. >> you know, i don't want to show up the band. >> jimmy: yeah, see they're all disappointed. when they see you they think banjo. >> that's the first thing that comes to mind, i'm sure. >> jimmy: yeah. no but congratula -- >> i have been working on it, though. >> jimmy: you have been working on it. >> next time i come, i promise you i'll serenade you. >> jimmy: you will.
>> jimmy: it's difficult. >> it's not easy, you guys. >> jimmy: the roots make it look easy. >> yeah they do. >> jimmy: no but it's tough. it's tricky. steve martin is the one who inspired you to play the -- >> i've been a huge steve martin fan all my life. and then as i got older and realized that well i mean, you know, you watch "the jerk," you know that that's a huge part of who he is. but then as i got older and really learned to appreciate his musical abilities -- >> jimmy: the movie "the jerk," everybody. >> yeah. >> jimmy: some people were like, steve martin's a jerk. >> he called him a jerk. >> jimmy: it's a very funny movie, yeah. >> amazing movie. >> jmy and -- >> jimmy: did you get a chance to ever meet him? >> you know what, i saw him in a restaurant one time and i --i never do this, but i was like, i got to say hi. you know i got to tell him --like he cares or something. >> jimmy: oh, he totally cares. >> he was actually really cool about it. he was super cool. >> jimmy: he's the best guy ever. >> he really is. and so he told me, play every day. and he said you can't play it if you don't see it. so don't keep it in the case. keep it out of the case. i got these banjo stands, so i
and i just put -- and now i have two of them. banjos, that is. so i put them in the different stands. and i play it at least, you know, a half hour every day. >> jimmy: alright, so next time you come on -- >> next time i promise you i'll have a song. >> jimmy: oh, that'll be fantastic. very good. well tonight -- [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you for that. >> jimmy: no pressure. >> no pressure. >> jimmy: i want to talk about "snowden," because i have many questions about this film. number one is, did you ever get to meet snowden? >> no. unfortunately, no. >> jimmy: a hologram? >> i spent a lot of time with his hologram. >> jimmy: you vacationed with >> i went camping with his hologram. >> jimmy: that's cool, congratulations. >> it was really fun. he doesn't eat much. >> jimmy: he doesn't, the hologram. no. >> no i didn't get --you know obviously he's exiled in moscow, and oliver stone, who directed the film and wrote it also went to moscow and spent some time with him there. but you know, i'm playing glenn greenwald who is the journalist who -- >> jimmy: who broke all the stories. >> who broke the stories with him, yeah. >> jimmy: did you meet him? >> i've met him in the past, but i didn't meet him in conjunction with this movie unfortunately, just because of schedules and timing.
him. >> jimmy: yeah. >> we're sort of --i play glenn and melissa leo plays laura poitras, who directed that amazing documentary, "citizenfour." and tom wilkinson plays ewan macaskill, the editor from "the guardian" newspaper, which is where all the articles were filtered through. and so we basically, within the structure of this film, are the portal to the flashbacks, which tell the whole story of snowden from the beginning and give, you know, a really good sense of what motivated him to make this decision and it you know, i thought i knew about the story. >> jimmy: yeah, because some people see him as a traitor, and some people see him as a a patriot, a whistleblower. >> yeah, and what i didn't understand really until i worked on the movie was that he -- his whole life, really, was geared toward serving his country. he tried to be in the military, but he injured himself and wasn't able to, and that's what led him to the intelligence community. so, you know, especially for people who think they know who he is and kind of have vilified him, i encourage them to see this movie, because it really
it's really cool. >> jimmy: did you learn anything about hacking or -- >> oh, man. i learned to put some tape on the laptop camera and to, you know -- >> jimmy: really? >> i mean, it's so easy ,and when you really read the documents -- >> jimmy: what do you mean? i know the camera on the left -- >> you should have tape on that. someone could be watching us right now. not kidding. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: a lot of people are watching. this is "the tonight show," millions of people. television cameras. put tape over all the cameras. i knew this was going to happen. you've been watching the whole time? >> wait we're on tv? >> jimmy: i got a hacker! put this over here. this is ridiculous. we don't have -- stop watching us! [ light laughter ] i knew this was going to happen. i told somebody at the network, i said, somebody's going to watch this show one day, and you'll see. we're going to get in a lot of trouble. >> i walked right into that one. >> jimmy: no, i didn't know that. but -- i'm sorry. the laptop thing -- you do
>> touche. >> jimmy: yeah i know, sorry. >> no, yeah. i mean i didn't before, but when you really read, like, i read all these documents. glenn wrote a book called "no place to hide," which chronicles their time in hong kong leading up to making this decision to release all this information, and also then goes into the specifics of the documents. and just when you realize how sweeping and -- >> jimmy: easy it is. >> --untargeted these intrusions into our privacy really were, it just makes you not a paranoid person. i don't want to be a paranoid person. >> jimmy: yeah. >> but i do feel like, you know, part of what this issue allows us as americans to be responsible for is our own constitutional right to privacy, and that's really what's at the heart of this debate. so i think in an election year, it's a really good time to kind of brush up on your snowden and figure out, you know, where you stand on an issue that will affect us for years to come, because online privacy and, you know, cyber space is kind of the next frontier of government and unfortunately, of warfare. >> jimmy: i want to show
here's zachary quinto in "snowden." take a look at this. >> tell us, did the white house make any specific claims about national security that would prevent you from publishing? >> yes, i asked them repeatedly and they had no -- >> then there you go. what more do you want? you can go out and know that you're safe. >> glenn, i'd like to talk to alan before we go any further. >> when does he land? >> in six hours. >> no, absolutely not. we're sitting ducks here, it's 1:00 p.m. in new york. if you don't get this out in the next four hours, you'll miss the evening news on the east coast. >> but we can post later tonight. i'm sorry, glenn, but alan's our editor in chief, and i -- >> [ bleep ] the government knows that we have these documents now. the cia could barge through this door any minute and you want more time. >> i have to go. >> act like a [ bleep ] journalist, and stop stringing us along. >> jimmy: yeah. looking good. you're awesome, buddy.
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?? ?? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest is the most successful filmmaker of all-time and a multiple academy and golden globe award recipient. he's a record setting deep sea explorer, as well, as we found out last time he was on, as well as the explorer in residence for "national he's also the artistic guide of a brand new live cirque du soleil show called "toruk: the first flight," which is inspired by his film, "avatar." please welcome the one and only james cameron, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ??
we love having you on the show every single time. we always talk about something fun and always, you're doing something different. this one is -- it's "toruk." >> "toruk." >> jimmy: "toruk." this is -- this is the -- look at how gorgeous this is. this is the real program, you get, huh? >> yeah, that's what you get. >> jimmy: look at this show. >> and you get a show. >> jimmy: oh, you get, of course, a show, yeah. look, even just the makeup and unbelievable. >> it's spectacularly colorful. i can brag on it all day long because i didn't actually make it. you know, they came to me, the cirque guys came to me and -- >> jimmy: how did they -- how did you get in touch with -- where did you run into the cirque guys? you hang out in the same bars? >> actually, when i was making "avatar" i called them up and i said, hey, you gotta check out this 3-d technology, i want to shoot your shows. and i wound up doing that and i made a film with them. >> jimmy: that's right. >> and then as a result of that conversation, they said, hey, we want to take "avatar" and do a show, like an honest to god cirque du soleil show. i thought that was -- i was in
arrived. when you get a cirque show. >> jimmy: when cirque du soleil -- >> you'll find out. >> jimmy: yeah, "the tonight show" -- [ laughter ] i don't know if that's going to happen, yeah. but if they're watching we hang out in the same circles. but i've seen a couple of cirque du soleil shows and they're just phenomenal. you don't even realize how -- they're contortionists. >> people are always over your head. they're flipping around. >> jimmy: things that i don't even know are people turn out to be people. seriously the walls start moving and you're like, that was amazing. y and balancing. >> they're so inventive. >> jimmy: it really is. >> that's why i love working with them. >> jimmy: this thing now, it's got what is it, 40 something projections? >> yeah. >> jimmy: rear projection cameras or? >> they go into a stadium, they go in a day ahead of time, with 27 trucks. and they turn it into pandora. so they're doing it with projections and they can do lava, rivers, jungles, all that stuff. and then they put 40 actors, players, gymnasts all that, it's a huge show. it's pure pageantry. it's absolutely gorgeous.
thing for you, because this is just -- i think it's your imagination, you're doing four more "avatars." >> yeah. >> jimmy: writing them. four. >> yeah. well, i've written three. i'm halfway through number five at this point. the fourth sequel. >> jimmy: wow. that's busy. yeah. i mean, for your -- >> not busy like you, like every night coming -- >> jimmy: no one's watching. [ laughter ] >> no, they are. >> jimmy: on a laptop. yeah, you're right. goodbye, yeah. my dad. >> b >> jimmy: i was facetiming with my dad. what is "toruk" about? if you go see it. >> well, it's like a prequel. it takes place a thousand years in the past of the movie and before humans got there because the na'vi are like ten feet tall so all these gymnastic performers are like 5'6", right so they're -- so you have to set your brain for na'vi scale, you know what i mean, when you watch the show. >> jimmy: sure. >> so they set it back way in the past. i don't want to spoil anything. but there's a toruk, which is
firebird that's in the movie. they do it with like a 40 foot wingspan. it's phenomenal. >> jimmy: really? get out. i'm assuming you bring kids to see this? >> oh it's -- well, first of all, it levels the playing field. everybody becomes a kid at a a cirque du soleil show. >> jimmy: it's mind blowing. >> you become like a a six-year-old just going -- what? >> jimmy: how did they do that? >> yeah. >> jimmy: it's opening this weekend for kids at berkeley center in brooklyn then it runs next year all through north america? >> yeah. >> jimmy: thank you sow so muc to talk to you about -- obviously i want you to come back. [ cheers and applause ] >> i'll come back. >> jimmy: our thanks to james cameron. tickets for the new live show, "toruk" are available at cirquedusoleil.com. vince staples performs after the break. stick around, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ??
er film, "prima donna", are available now. performing "smile", with a a little help from the roots, give it up for vince staples. [ cheers and applause ] ? how you doing everybody hope you had a nice day sometimes i feel all alone sometimes i can't get away ? ? i feel my life is in danger every night when i lay ? ? so can you do me a favor smile for me ? ? i know they wanna see me fall i know they fraudulent i know ? ? i know they hoping to the ghettos i go ? ? i know my pigment is not that of a businessmen ? ? i know they think i'm ignorant i'm messin up my privilege ? ? i know that money come and go so money not my motive no mo ? ? i made enough to know i'll never make enough for my soul ? ? i turned my back on my friends i turned my back on my home ? ? i left the street where i've grown to chase the yellow brick road ? ? i heard they
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thank you, buddy. "prima donna" is available now! my thanks to michael strahan, zachary quinto, james cameron, vince staples! [ cheers and applause ] and the roots right there, ladies and gentlemen. [ cheers and applause ] stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers." thank you for watching. have a great night. i hope to see you tomorrow. bye-bye, everybody. [ cheers and applause ]
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